Is Google Stadia Working On VR Support?


New job listings recently posted by Google point towards potential VR streaming for the cloud gaming service. It’s been a rough year or so for Google Stadia. Despite these setbacks, however, Google has expressed zero interest in shuttering its cloud gaming platform.

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Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome


Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

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Google Poly Is Shutting Down


Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

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New Google Stadia Job Listings Suggest VR Cloud-gaming Ambitions

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Stadia, Google’s cloud-gaming company, is looking for new hires with a preference for virtual reality development experience. Stadia is Google’s cloud-gaming service which runs games on powerful computers in the cloud and then streams them to your PC, laptop, or even smartphone.

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What is Google Home?

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Here's what you need to know about adopting the Google Home smart home ecosystem. Smart Home Google Home Google smart home Home Automation proactive evergreen Smart SpeakersConsidering making your home smart?

Google’s The Mandalorian AR Experience Lets You Kick It With Virtual Mando


” Earlier today, Google and Lucasfilm launched a brand new AR experience that “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin and the Child.” Image Credit: Google/Lucasfilm.

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Google & Red Bull Launch AR-Enhanced On-Demand Video Experience


Those watching on a Chromecast with Google TV or an Android TV OS device can immerse themselves even further in the thought-provoking documentary with a captivating AR experience powered via your smartphone. Computer vision and AR technology bring Mount Kilimanjaro to life in your living room.

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Back To The Moon Is The First Google Doodle Available In All Realities


Back to the Moon was first released in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Nexus Studios , Google Spotlight Stories , Google Arts & Culture , Cinématèque Française , and Google Doodles. Image Credit: Google.

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Google I/O 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus


Fears over a potential outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Google to postpone its annual I/O developer conference, normally held in May at the Shoreline Amphitheater just across the street from Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”.

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Google Launches Augmented Reality Filters on Meet App for Mobile

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has packed new functionality into Google Meet to compete with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video conferencing platforms.

Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

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Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. “Over the last while, it became clear that aligning with Google would significantly advance our shared vision,” North said in a news brief.

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RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform


RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019). Sad news out of New York this morning as Google confirms it has discontinued the production of its Daydream View VR headset and will not be providing VR support for its upcoming Pixel 4, effectively killing the Daydream platform in the process. Image Credit: Google Inc. “We We are no longer certifying new devices,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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Google’s Project Starline is a Light-field Display System for Immersive Video Calls

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This week Google revealed Project Starline, a booth-sized experimental system for immersive video chatting, purportedly using a bevy of sensors, a light-field display, spatial audio, and novel compression to make the whole experience possible over the web. Image courtesy Google.

‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

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Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

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How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi

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Thinking about creating a smart home with Google? Smart Home Google Home Google smart home proactive evergreen smart home WiFiThe key to a smooth and seamless setup is a Wi-Fi connection. Here's what you need to know.

Google’s VR Studio Reveals Bright & Bubbly Game Coming to Quest & PC VR in 2022

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Google’s Owlchemy Labs, the VR studio behind Job Simulator (2016), just revealed a totally new game called Cosmonious High. The post Google’s VR Studio Reveals Bright & Bubbly Game Coming to Quest & PC VR in 2022 appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google’s newest Android updates bring accessibility changes and emoji updates

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Google has rolled out its latest Android feature drop with updates hitting everything from accessibility and Google Photos to Gboard's emoji kitchen. Android Mobile News Google Google+ Photos

Google Adds Sports Athletes to AR Search, Includes Virtual Street Signs in Live View AR in Google Maps

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Since bringing augmented reality features to Search and Maps, Google has made them arguably the most useful augmented reality products in its portfolio. On Tuesday, at Google I/O, Google unveiled some of its new AR capabilities for the pair of mobile apps.

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The best Google Home smart plugs

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Here's a roundup of the best Google Assistant-friendly smart plugs you can add to your smart home today. Smart Home Google Assistant Google Home proactive evergreen smart plugs tp-linkWant to automate your desk lamps and coffee makers?

Google could bring back the ultrawide selfie camera with the Pixel 6 Pro

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Ahead of Google's Pixel 6 launch, a software leak details Google's plans for the upcoming flagship's camera, ranging from new modes to an ultrawide selfie. Android Mobile News Google Pixel Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro

Google Studio Owlchemy Labs Affirms Work on New VR Game, Details Expected This Year

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Google-owned Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind VR classics like Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator , has confirmed that it’s working on a new VR project after running quiet for much of the year. News VR Gaming google google vr owlchemy labs owlchemy labs next game

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Which Google One subscription is right for you? Google’s paid plans explained

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What is Google One, and which subscription is right for you? Android Mobile Google Google Drive google one Google One app Google One subscriptionWe'll take you through the basics and explain some of the perks you can get by signing up, too.

Google Nest Mini vs. Google Home Mini

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The Google Nest Mini 2nd gen and Google Home Mini may look alike, but they're two totally different speakers. Smart Home Google Home Google Home device comparison Google Home Mini Home vs. Home Mini

Save Your Google Poly Projects Before They Expire With Poly To Sketchfab Tool


In less than four months Google will be permanently shutting down its 3D model sharing platform Google Poly , marking the end of an era for the VR community. According to Sketchfab, the team worked directly with Google to develop a pain-free solution for its users.

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Google Pixel Fold might steal the show from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

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Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are impressive phones, but a foldable Pixel would steal the show if it makes a debut this fall. Android Mobile News Google Pixel Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Google Pixel Fold

Google Makes ‘Tilt Brush’ Open Source as Active Development Comes to a Halt

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Google announced it has stopped active development on Tilt Brush (2016), the company’s VR paint app. At Google I/O earlier that year, Daydream headsets were nowhere to be seen , revealing the company’s rapidly decreasing enthusiasm for the medium.

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Is Google TV replacing Android TV?

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Android TV is getting a new look, smarter features, and a new name -- Google TV. Home Theater How-To Movies & TV Android TV chromecast Google TV Google TV replacing Android TV what is Google TV

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The best Google Home commands in 2021

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Ready to expand how you use your Google Home or Nest device? Here are the best Google Assistant voice commands to use if you have a smart speaker ready to help. Smart Home best Google voice commands Google Assistant Google Home Google Home commands proactive evergreen

Google Nest Doorbell is $50 off today

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If you want a video doorbell that is subtle and smart as can be, the Google Nest Hello Doorbell is for you. Deals Smart Home bewst buy 2021 Google Nest deals Google Nest Doorbell Nest Camera Deals smart home deals

Google discontinues Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G after Pixel 5a launch

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Google has discontinued the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G in the wake of the Pixel 5a 5G, the company confirmed this week. Android Mobile News Google Pixel Google Pixel 4a 5G Google Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5a 5G Google pixel discontinued

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Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

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Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR.

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How to use IFTTT with Google Home

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Take your smart home to the next level by integrating Google Home into productivity powerhouse IFTTT. Learn how to use IFTTT with Google Home. Smart Home Google Home Ifttt proactive evergreen

Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens


Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. So much so that that the company has officially changed its title of Google VR to Google AR & VR. Image Credit: VRScout / Google AR & VR.

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Google Ends Cardboard VR Sales

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Google has removed all listings for Cardboard VR headsets, the last bastion of its early VR efforts, from the Google Store. ” Both Google Cardboard and Daydream View were early efforts from Google to break into the smartphone VR space.

Apple Delivers Competitor to Google Lens & Google Maps AR Features in iOS 15

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Mobile augmented reality for iOS via ARKit, but Apple is borrowing a few pages from Google's playbook and bringing AR directly to iOS 15.

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Faster charging confirmed for Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

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Google's Pixel 6 is finally getting faster charging support as a regulatory label confirms the company's plans to move from 18W charging speeds to 33W. Android Mobile News Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Made by Google

Google Adds Famous Monuments & Iconic Buildings to Augmented Reality Search Feature

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That being the case, Google can now bring those landmarks to you in augmented reality. Even with unlimited resources and a serious case of wanderlust, its unlikely that you or I will be able to see all of the most famous structures in the world in person.